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TriMark USA Named FE&S’ 2019 Dealer of the Year

TriMark USA is the 2019 recipient of Foodservice Equipment and Supplies’ Dealer of the Year award.

Representatives from the foodservice equipment and supplies dealership will accept this honor during FE&S’ 2019 Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala, which will take place Sat., May 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

TriMark reported revenues of $1.77 billion in 2017, making it the country’s largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer, according to FE&S’ 2018 Distribution Giants Study.

“We are thrilled to have TriMark USA as our 2019 DOY recipient,” said Maureen Slocum, FE&S’ publisher. “In my estimation there are three valid ways to build a dominant company in any industry. Through organic growth, through market disruption and through consolidation. At FE&S, we have never shied away from recognizing great companies in the first two categories, with this selection, we are recognizing a company that epitomizes the third.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine as the 2019 Dealer of the Year,” said Jerry Hyman, CEO for TriMark USA. “Although many of our operating units have received this award in past years prior to joining TriMark, having the combined entity acknowledged as deserving of this distinction is especially rewarding. It validates our ongoing thesis of building a national company without losing the spirit and entrepreneurialism of individual divisions.”

TriMark USA operating units that have won FE&S’ Dealer of the Year Award in the past include The Gill Company (1984), SS Kemp (1988), R.W. Smith (1989 and 2011), TriMark United East (2003) and Hockenbergs (2007).

FE&S is able to present its 2019 Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala thanks to the generous support of its platinum sponsors: True RefrigerationWelbilt and, new this year, Ali Group.

FE&S’ Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards. Held each year on the Saturday of the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago, this event brings together the best of the best to celebrate the ongoing success of the foodservice industry. Other awards to be presented the evening of May 18 include: FE&S’ Hall of Fame Award, FE&S’ Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.